Could the underdog Mid-American Conference crash the BCS party for the first time?
Saturday’s MAC Championship Game will be the first in the contest’s 16-year history that pits two Top 25 teams against one another: No. 17 Kent State and No. 21 Northern Illinois. If either of those two teams rises to No. 16 or higher in the BCS rankings with a win and is ranked ahead of the winner of an AQ conference, by rule they receive a BCS bid.
It is a very real possibility that either the Golden Flashes or Huskies could play in the Orange Bowl should either No. 13 Florida State or No. 16 UCLA lose the ACC or Pac-12 title game, respectively, and fall in next week’s BCS rankings.
Cinderella exists in FBS college football after all.